Briareus
Briareus hundred-handed giant in Greek mythology, from Gk. briaros "strong, stout."

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  • BRIAREUS — Gigas, Aetheris, Titanis, vel Caeli et terrae filius. Hunc Homerus ait Iliad. 1. v. 403. a superis quidem Briareum dictum fuisse, ab hominibus vero Aegaeona: Ο῝ν Βριαρέων καλέουςι ςθεοὶ, ἄνδρες δέ τε πάντες Α᾿ιγαίωνα. Hic cum ceteris Gigantibus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Briareus — Briareus, d.h. der Furchtbare, hieß Aegäon, einer der 100armigen Riesen der hellenischen Mythe, Sohn der Gäa (Erde) und des Uranos (Himmels), der ihn aus Mißtrauen samt seinen Brüdern Cottus und Gyges einkerkerte. Jupiter befreite sie, besiegte… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Briareus — ▪ Greek mythology also called  Aegaeon        in Greek mythology, one of three 100 armed, 50 headed Hecatoncheires (from the Greek words for “hundred” and “hands”), the sons of the deities Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth). Homer (Iliad, Book I,… …   Universalium

  • Briareus —    From Greek mythology, one of three huge creatures, called the Hecatoncheires, who fought with Zeus against the Titans. They had fifty heads and one hundred very strong arms. There others are Cottus and Gyges (also called Gyes). Briareus is… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Briareus — Briareos ist in der griechischen Mythologie ein Sohn der Gaia und des Uranos, einer der drei Hekatoncheiren, der schrecklichen Riesen mit 50 Köpfen und 100 Armen, die ihr eigener Vater wegen ihres bedrohlichen Aussehens tief in der Erde gefangen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Briareus — Hécatonchires Dans la mythologie grecque, les Hécatonchires (en grec ancien Ἐκατόγχειρες / Hekatógkheires, « qui a cent mains », de ἐκατόν / hekatón, « cent » et de χείρ / kheír, « main ») ou Centimanes (en latin… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • BRIAREUS —    a Uranid with 50 heads and 100 arms, son of Ouranos and Gaia, i. e. Heaven and Earth, whom Poseidon cast into the sea and buried under Etna, but whom Zeus delivered to aid him against the Titans; according to another account, one of THE GIANTS …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • USS Briareus (AR-12) — USS Briareus , originally laid down as the Hawaiian Planter was a cargo ship built in 1941 at Newport News, Virginia, by the Newport News Shipbuilding Dry Dock Company for the Matson Line. She was purchased by the Navy on 16 February 1943 and… …   Wikipedia

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